The Swedish School of Textiles introduces its most talented designers yet, as their designs conquer the catwalk at SS14 London Fashion Week with a collection of real memory makers.
Hooking you in with a palette of subtlety, then shortly evolving into much more vivid hues of scarlet and crimson. There is nothing quite like wearing red to lift spirits and add a glimmer of magic to your springtime wardrobe. But of course not forgetting the long-time chum of the fashionista – a graphic digital print.
Still keeping that element of festivity from the Christmas months before is heavily structured cut-out designs like that of a sparkling Christmas ball or fire cracker (Emilie Alhner). Perspex, neon and a whole load of glitter.
Then, it was signature minimalism and feminine floral print meets street/nouveau punk. High-waisted shorts, clean cut wide-sleeved tops in a shade of ice blue and grey are teamed with hooded fur head-dresses and platinum blonde, slicked back, flowing tresses. Floral rouges and rose-blushed flower print silhouettes in the form of dresses and overcoats spiral into streamlined pieces with neon printed graphics (Emma Lindqvist) and I couldn’t help but notice the designers fine attention to detail - with an invigorating ‘street’ hand gesture imprint on the side of the models wedge heel. Svensk sval. Next up, was the ‘punk’ element. (Gustav Felgan) Models marched with attitude, mood and persona in black military boots , baggy and oversized clothing in three wild colours of orange, white and black. Braces, rolled up jeans and a terrifying guise – the balaclava made out in stitching to represent the eyes and mouth were the final touches to make this collection a truly menacing one.